Upcoming Events


There will be NO children’s liturgy on Sunday 26th August and Sunday 2nd September. We will restart for the Autumn term on the 9th September.



Please note there will be NO Adoration on Wednesdays during the month of August. Adoration will return on 5th September



Wednesday 15th is a Holy day of Obligation, with Masses here in St Peter’s at 10am and 7pm.



Further to my message of last Sunday, I’ll be having major surgery on 10th October here at UHW. After recuperation, I expect to move to the East Midlands to take on lighter duties. Our Provincial, Fr Joe O’Reilly, wishes to assure you that a new parish priest will be appointed sometime in September. Thank you for your prayerful support and let’s take as our own the saying which expresses Blessed Antonio Rosmini’s abandonment to Divine Providence; “Adore. Be Silent. Rejoice”.



How many of you spend two minutes

reading the Gospel of the Day?

Two minutes!

Keep a small book of the Gospels.

Carry it in your purse or handbag…..

When you’re on the bus, or on the train, or

when you’re at home, open it and read for

two minutes.

Try it!

You will see how it changes your life.

Because you will encounter JESUS.

You are encountering the WORD.



The use of the screens to project the words of the hymns has been welcomed by a number of parishioners. However, with William departing soon for the novitiate, we need someone to replace him so that the duty is shared with Jonathan on a fortnightly basis. Volunteers - please speak to William in the next couple of weeks.




This event takes place on Sunday 19th August, commencing at 10.15 am from St. Mary’s Church, Monmouth after 9.15 am Mass. We will walk to Welsh Newton (bring a packed lunch). At 3 pm there will be prayers, readings and rosary at the grave of St. John Kemble in the churchyard at Welsh Newton. Benediction follows in St. Mary’s Church at 4.15 pm and afterwards tea will be served in the garden and produce sold.


People have prayed at St. John Kemble’s Grave from the time of his martyrdom in 1679 to the present day. All enquiries to The Pilgrimage Secretary, Mrs. M. Walsh, on 01600 713316.


WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES - Dublin August 21st - 26th

The attention of the Catholic world will be focused on this international meeting of families in August. Pope Francis has demonstrated how important he sees this meeting to be by arranging to attend the final Mass on August 26th. Held every three years, this major international event brings together families from across the world to celebrate, pray and reflect upon the central importance of marriage and the family as the cornerstone of our lives, of society and of the Church. The theme for this year is “The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World”.


A special prayer for the event:-

God, our Father, We are brothers and sisters in Jesus your Son, one family, in the Spirit of your love. Bless us with the joy of love. Make us patient and kind, gentle and generous, welcoming to those in need. Help us to live your forgiveness and peace. Protect all families with your loving care, especially those for whom we now pray. (We pause and remember family members and others by name) Increase our faith, strengthen our hope, keep us safe in your love, make us always grateful for the gift of life that we share. This we ask, through Christ our Lord, Amen.



The diocese is taking a minibus to 2018’s biggest Youth Catholic Summer Festival. Youth 2000 Walsingham is a 5 day camping festival run by young people for young people (16-35). It is about us discovering who we are as we come face to face with the God who made us, knows us and loves us. For more info and to book your place at the festival, go to youth2000.org. To book your seat on the minibus and for more information, please go to rcadc.org/event/walsingham2018 or contact Madeline on madelinepage@rcadc.org



The Church shop will be closed during the week commencing Monday 30th July until Monday 3rd September.

We will be open on Sundays



The reading rotas for September are ready for collection from the Sacristy.



Please take your FREE copy of the diocesan newspaper from the back of the church - this month there is an article

about the opening of our Community Hall which you may find of interest.



Peter, our organist, has recently recorded a new CD of Carlotta Ferrari's music. This includes the "Via Crucis" sequence which has been played during Lent for the past two years. The cost of the CD is just a donation - all proceeds will be divided between the next CD project and the Alzheimers Society. If you would like a copy please contact Jane on 07735467058 or brownowl1960@live.co.uk. Thanks for your support.



We are trying to put together a full set of copies of the “Illtydian”, the magazine of St. Illtyd’s College Grammar School, which served pupils from Cardiff, Newport and many other areas during the years from 1923-1964 (the last year of the 11+ exam). The magazine was first produced in 1929 and we are particularly looking for copies prior to 1939. If you can help please contact Tricia Coulthard, phone 029 2059 5899 or email triciacoulthard@outlook.com



Don’t forget that the Blessed Sacrament is exposed for prayer and adoration from 10.30 am to 8 pm every Wednesday here in St. David’s Chapel (entrance through the Bedford Street gate).



The sheets for September are available today in the porch. If you know of any housebound parishioners who may like to join this campaign of daily prayer for the parish and for the world, just take a sheet to them. Please ensure that sick or frail parishioners know that Holy Communion can be brought to their homes by Fr. Tony and the Eucharistic ministers.



Waiting to go into hospital? Do please let your parish priest know in plenty of time. He will be pleased to celebrate the Sacrament of the Sick with you or any pastoral support you need. The small team of parish priests who currently provide 24/7 emergency cover in the Cardiff hospitals are under a great deal of pressure, so unfortunately there is no guarantee that one will always be available at any particular time. On the same theme, if you know of any Catholic already in hospital who needs or might like a visit or sacramental support, please continue to leave details with the Cardiff & Vale Hospital Chaplaincy on 029 2074 3230.







In September, the Diocesan Evangelisation Department is launching their own “Certificate in Evangelisation”. The short course will give people in the diocese a great insight into the history, church teaching and practical tips on evangelisation. It will take place fortnightly on Monday evenings from 7 - 9 pm in the Pastoral Resources Centre. To book and for further info see https://rcadc.org/event/ace/all/



“Worldwide Marriage Encounter” is a movement dedicated to enriching marriages, whether couples are newly married or well on in years. A course is being offered at the Pastoral Resources Centre (at St Illtyd’s School, Newport Road) from 8.30am to 4.30pm on Saturday/Sunday, 1st/2nd September. There are A4 sheets available in the porch giving full information and booking details for couples who might be interested




A few vacancies are available for the 2018 Pilgrimage on 1st - 8th September with Canon Matthew Jones. The pilgrimage will be a spiritual and historical exploration of the North-East of England. We visit the Holy Isle of Lindisfarne, centre of 7th century St Aiden and St Cuthbert's missionary work; Durham with its magnificent Cathedral, resting place of Sts Cuthbert and Bede; Bede's monastery at Jarrow; St Wilfrid's Hexham Abbey and

nearby Hadrian's Wall. We stay at the Hotel Indigo in Newcastle. Any queries please ring Billy Gill 02920 593555 or email w.g.gill@btinternet.com for a detailed itinerary and cost.



At Tintern Abbey on Sunday 9th September at 3 pm. The speaker will be Dr. Gail Blick, Mediaeval Historian, and

the Choir is from St. Woolos’ Cathedral, Newport. As there is no seating in the Abbey, please bring folding chairs.

Lunches and teas are available in the Village. Parking will be available, please be guided by the Stewards. It would be

advisable to arrive in good time.


“FLAME 2019”

The biggest annual event for young Catholics is being held on Saturday 2nd March at Wembley. For more information and to book, go to https://cymfed.org.uk/flame2019








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